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High potted plants

will0jA7ormpwill0jA7ormp Posts: 1
edited September 2021 in Garden design

I have just moved to a new home and did not notice how overlooked a particular part of the garden is. I would like to put some high potted plants to provide some privacy just above the trellis in the attached photo. Does anyone have any suggestions? It’s about 3m high. 

Thank you


  • I have had to do this in my previously private garden when new houses were built at the back of us last year. I have used some very large and tall (70cm) plastic pots (terracotta looks better but they dry out too quickly) from Wilko and B&M, filled with a mixture of topsoil, compost and grit and have a couple of Photinia Red Robin that are now about 2.5m tall and used obelisks (pack of 2 from Argos) with Trachelospermum Jasminiodes so they are all evergreen. I have used them to break up the overlooking part rather than a solid barrier. They probably won't last in the pots for ever but will hopefully do for a couple of years until I can plan/afford something more permanent. The plants were all bought as fairly large end of season bargains at the local GC.
    Another option is bamboo in pots but tall specimens are expensive.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,116
    I think that's quite difficult unless you have plenty of time to maintain them. 
    The fence doesn't look in very good condition either, so the weight will be a problem.
    Some big, purpose built, raised containers and climbers is an easier option, if you can't remove the paving and plant into that.  :)

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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